A visit to the scaffolding of St. Eusebius's Church
flying buttress no. 6
Last Thursday I visited the Eusebius Church in Arnhem. I had heard that two of the four flying buttresses were installed. For this church I had carved into new limestone 31 copies of the old flying buttress figurines and my colleague Stide also four. Stide has also replaced many larger and smaller corbels and is currently mainly engaged in carving stone masks.
flying buttress no. 7
Corbels on the tower
So Thursday I came for the first time in a long time to size up the statues and take some pictures of them. I also went further up along scaffolding layer no. 20 of the tower, where at about 45 meters there are lots of big and small corbels to be found. These too were photographed for the occasion.
In order to finish all of the work in time, I am currently carving six days a week, and because I can work in my own studio I am not bound to fixed times. That way I can make some nice progress, and that's how the copy of the corbel with Marcus was finished this week. Where Lucas got a bull as his symbol, Mark got the winged lion. …Read the whole article… →
As I mentioned earlier, these weeks I'm still busy carving corbels for St Eusebius' Church in Arnhem, for its tower to be exact. Last week the (large) blocks for the four evangelists arrived, and now the relief with the bull is finished. …Read the whole article… →